KSH: Farm gate prices fall 3.3%

Food

Agricultural producer prices fell by 3.3% year-on-year in August, the Central Statistics Office (KSH) reported today. Crop products were down by 4.9% and livestock and animal-product prices fell 0.8%.

Industrial crops declined 9.2% and potato prices fell by 19.8%.

Prices of fresh vegetables fell by 5.3% compared to August of the previous year. Certain seasonal products such as pepper, watermelon and sweet corn saw their prices decline between 9 and 12%.

Fruit prices slid 6.4% year-on-year.

Prices of live animals decreased by 2.3% year on year. 

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